While MMPA is based in Metro Detroit and calls the Great Lakes region home, the cooperative has national and international connections. MMPA dairy farms are spread across Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, with their milk flowing into our plants or directly to a wide range of dairy customers. Our locations include two dairy ingredient plants in Michigan, a cheese plant in Indiana and a dairy product plant in Ohio.
1. Novi, Michigan
Headquarters: Located in the metro-Detroit area, our headquarters is home to our supply chain, sales, membership, finance, human resources and information technology departments. Also onsite is the FDA certified MMPA central laboratory which helps us ensure our member farms are producing high quality milk.
2. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Farm Supply Store: The Farm Supply Store sells chemicals, equipment and other supplies to members and the public. As part of our cooperative, profits earned through the store are returned to those members who participate in the program.
3. Ovid, Michigan
Dairy Ingredient Plant: The plant in Ovid, Michigan, is MMPA’s largest, and processing approximately one-third of all milk marketed by MMPA. The plant, certified as Level 3 SQF, has a daily capacity of 5 million pounds of milk. In 2010, the plant was named Dairy Plant of the Year by Dairy Foods magazine. The plant manufactures condensed milk, dry milk powder, cream and butter.
4. Constantine, Michigan
Dairy Ingredient Plant: The plant in Constantine, Michigan is Level 3 SQF certified and has a capacity of 3 million pounds of milk per day. The plant processes milk into butter, cream, condensed skim, non-fat dry milk and ultra-filtered milk.
5. Middlebury, Indiana
Cheese Plant: Operating under an MMPA subsidiary, the Middlebury Cheese Company, LLC produces barrel and delihorn cheeses with a daily capacity of around 1 million pounds of milk. Cheese is sold to wholesale customers or under the Heritage Ridge Creamery brand at the onsite retail store and online.
6. Canton, Ohio
Dairy Product Plant: MMPA subsidiaries, Superior Dairy, Creative Edge and LEL Logistics are located at the Canton, Ohio location. The plant produces fluid milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, chip dips and ice cream. Products are sold to retails customers and can be found in 44 states in the U.S.
Awards & Certifications
Safe Quality Foods Certified
Green Agri-Business Designation from the Michigan Agribusiness Association (Ovid and Constantine)
Numerous World Dairy Expo Championship Product Contest awards
European Union compliant
Products made at MMPA’s plants include cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk, cream and condensed skim milk. MMPA sells its products as dairy ingredients to food manufacturers who make salad dressing, infant formulas, candy, ice cream, pudding, baked goods, cheese and yogurt.